Genius Of Christianity
The genius of Christianity is that it offeresthe message of hope for a better life now, and after death. Christ (not Jesus) was the new Hero that will rescue the people from darkness, because darkness prevailed. It must be understood that back in antiquity everything was dark, because there was no electricity. The dark had a great impact on the people, because it always came back.
The message of Jesus was a way out from the darkness, because people were frightened. The message of eternal salvation was offered to any one that believed in Jesus, because that was faith.
Gospels Vs Epistles
The core of the genius of Christianity lies in the Epistles and not the Gospels, because they offer hope. Everything about the Epistles are up-beat and cheerful, because they offer salvation from darkness. The Gospels on the other hand are full of doom and gloom, because they give the account of a dead Jesus. Jesus is not the answer, but rather Christ is, because He is the savior of the world.
Pen & Ink Drawing Of Genius Of Christianity #437Z
Above is my pen & ink drawing of Golgotha, the site where Jesus was crucified. The drawing shows the images of all three crosses, because the Gospels tell us there where three crucifixions. The cross in the center is where Jesus hung, because it was between the two thieves.
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Genius of Christianity #437Z with pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren.